Though pools may never be full-fledged water parks, they are nevertheless in competition with them.
It may be tempting to call in pool construction services for an overhaul of your site to appeal to adventure-seeking swimmers who favor water parks, but chances are your budget won’t allow such a project. However, you can still install interactive structures at your pool without having to go over budget.
Take a different approach
Instead of saving up for a facility overhaul, invest in individual fixtures every two years or so. This way, you’ll have a new feature every few years and slowly progress toward an overhaul. Additionally, you can assess which items and changes work and which ones don’t. Perhaps the community prefers water slides over spray nozzles lining the pool deck.
If you’re unsure of where to begin when installing new features, here’s a list of items that swimmers will appreciate.
1. Water slide: Nothing screams water park as effectively as water slides. The experts at Recreation Management magazine pointed out that a slide is the first fixture that pools should consider installing. These come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, giving pool managers many options to choose from. Before committing to a certain model, ensure that its dimensions fit your pool to ensure pool compliance.
2. Divide the pool: If you have the funding to divide a pool physically, you can do so. If you don’t, you can alter your programming to feature leisure and recreational activities at the same time. Depending on the type of classes, you may want to have a temporary divider. This is a simple investment that can help make a huge impact on your programs.
3. Light-emitting diodes: This won’t affect swimmers as directly as water slides, but it’s an investment that’ll pay itself off quickly. LEDs can help your facility save money by cutting down on energy costs. Frequent swimmers will notice the change right away. If your site’s operating hours run into the night, you’ll be able to feature these both in the water and on the deck.
You have many options when it comes to small renovation projects. Though all of them will affect swimmers, some do so more directly than others. Consider what’s most important in your long-term plan when planning a project.